TENNESSEE – It’s been revealed that University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones told sophomore wide receiver Drae Bowles that he “betrayed the team” by helping a woman who said she had been sexually assaulted by two football players. It seems that “team unity” is more important that the law and basic human decency. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree of the NFL.
Is it time for the Justice Department to investigate college and professional sports as a criminal organization? Ultimately, what is the difference between the NFL, the NCAA, and the Mafia? They all grift huge amounts of money from taxpayers. They all foster a culture of violence. And they all employ criminals.
We need a return to basic respect for women and human life in professional sports. We can descend to the level of the Roman Collussuem if we want. But if we go in that direction, the decline and fall of the empire is not far behind.